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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Second Booster Dose of Two COVID-19 Vaccines for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals

Food and Drug Administration

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and certain immunocompromised individuals. The FDA previously authorized a single booster dose for certain immunocompromised individuals following completion of a three-dose primary vaccination series. This action will now make a second […]

Use and Store At-Home COVID-19 Tests Properly to Avoid Potential Harm: FDA Safety Communication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting people that there is a potential for harm if FDA authorized at-home COVID-19 tests are not used according to the manufacturer’s test instructions. The FDA is also reminding people to keep the tests out of reach from children and pets. FDA authorized at-home COVID-19 tests have […]

Ernst Joins Grassley, Democrats, Republicans in Urging Biden Administration to Prioritize Renewable Fuel Standard

United States Capitol (photo by Austin Harris/Oskaloosa News)

The Iowa senators were part of a bipartisan group who called on the Biden administration to take a number of actions for a stronger RFS and to support biofuel. WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is joining Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), both members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and several other Democrats and Republicans on a […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Key Action by Approving Second COVID-19 Vaccine

Food and Drug Administration

January 31st, 2022 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a second COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine; the approved vaccine will be marketed as Spikevax for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. Key points: Spikevax meets the FDA’s rigorous standards for […]

Ernst Meets With Local Economic Experts

Sen. Joni Ernst (R) met with local leaders on Thursday for lunch at William Penn University.

by Ken Allsup January 27th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – US Senator Joni Ernst stopped by the campus of William Penn University for a bite to eat and to listen to how local economic leadership is helping the area stay viable. Ernst is in the middle of her latest 99 county tour, where she’s been visiting […]

FHWA Delivers Largest Federal Highway Apportionment in Decades as Part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding

United States Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced today that it is providing $52.5 billion in funding to all 50 states and the District of Columbia under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The $52.5 billion in apportioned funding for Fiscal Year 2022 represents […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Dose to 16- and 17-Year-Olds

Food and Drug Administration

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, authorizing the use of a single booster dose for administration to individuals 16 and 17 years of age at least six months after completion of primary vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. “Vaccination and getting a booster […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Food and Drug Administration

An FDA Press Release November 19, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines authorizing use of a single booster dose for all individuals 18 years of age and older after completion of primary vaccination with any FDA-authorized or approved COVID-19 […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Updates Test Policies to Help to Ensure Accuracy and Reliability of Tests and Increase Access to At-Home Tests

Food and Drug Administration

An FDA Press Release November 15, 2021 Agency Details Test Priorities and Takes Steps Regarding the Appropriate Oversight of Tests Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking several important actions to support ongoing nationwide COVID-19 testing efforts. These actions are aimed at further increasing access to accurate and reliable COVID-19 tests, particularly diagnostic […]

Miller-Meeks Recognizes Bras for a Cause

Miller-Meeks Recognizes Bras for a Cause

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, October 20th, 2021, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to recognize Bras for a Cause. Her remarks as prepared for delivery below: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I would like to take the time to recognize an extraordinary […]

               

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